Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book Pre-Order with Screenprint!

As I've mentioned a million times, my first picture book is coming out this May. It's a 32-page picture book about a crocodile who LOVES watermelon, until the unthinkable happens and he swallows a seed. Gulp!

Here's what the publisher, Disney*Hyperion has to say about it:

With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love.

So obviously I'm super excited and want to share the book with everybody. And even though it doesn't come out until May, I am teaming up with The Print Center in Philadelphia to do a pre-order of sorts. Here's how it works:

If you buy the book from them for a cool $20, they will hold a book for you to have signed at the book release party in Philadelphia on May 4, and you'll get a 3-color screen print by yours truly. The prints will come with a acid-free backing and wrapped in plastic.

If you don't live in Philly and won't be able to make the party on May 4, we will mail you a signed book and print - shipped flat. You just have to pick the "with shipping" option at checkout. Also, if you choose this option and want the book dedicated to someone, please indicate that in your checkout note.

Here's the link: http://printcenterstore.myshopify.com/products/the-watermelon-seed

And here's an image of the easy to frame 8x10" silkscreen that will be available exclusively through The Print Center promotion:



And here's the book cover!



Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope you'll consider picking up a book for yourself or someone you know who loves picture books, crocodiles, or watermelon.

Thanks!
Greg